I’m normally a pretty calm person — it takes a lot to get me riled up. But now, I just hate Microsoft’s “Customer Service”. Read More
Author Archives: Ray
Old Dog, New Tricks
I’ve been learning a lot of new “stuff” lately. I thought I’d share my pain. Read More
LG HBS 730 Power Switch Broken
My wife got a Bluetooth headset less than a year ago, which she loves wearing at work, listening to audio books when she can. This morning on the way in to work, though, she found that the power switch didn’t work.
Tabletop Frame Holder
My wife and her mother are working on a project to put 5 x 7 inch pictures in a wooden frame, and they thought it would be a nice touch to have a frame holder to display the picture on the tabletop. My thought, of course, was to 3D print one for each frame, perhaps in different colors.
When I asked my mother in law what colors she wanted, she asked, “Can we do it in clear?” Read More
A Dragon Project Option
Photo credit: @Vyeth
So you’ve likely seen my Dragon Project link and read a little about what I’ve been planning: a shoulder-mounted animatronic dragon to wear with my wizard outfit.
This week I’ve stumbled upon another option: a full-size dragon suit with its own animatronic features. Read More
First “Dark Demo”
The Tower Light Kit 10 foot tower was all hooked up yesterday, so last night we fired it up. It looked pretty good in the nearly-dark dusk… and this morning in the dark, it looked fantastic!
See the video on YouTube here.
Tower Lights – Ready for Night Test
What is the “Tower Lights” Project?
I’m investigating attaching LED light strings to the guy wires that hold up short to medium height radio towers. I got the idea driving past Rustler’s Rooste nearby. Read More
Made a Wood Shop Accessory: Shop Vac to Sander Adapter
Sometimes it really does come down to “necessity is the mother of invention”, and 3D printers make this possible for nearly anyone willing to invest a little time. Today, I did it again – from design, print, and ready in under 2 hours!
4″ Print of Lifecasting Model Scanned to STL
In my previous post (read it for more details on the artist and his studio), I displayed a picture of the 2 inch print of an STL file I received from “Gullwing”, the artist at Images in Depth/Lifecast Arizona. Here you see a deconstructed 4 inch print (left) along with the removed support material (right).
Lifecasting: 2″ print
May 22 I attended a Lifecasting seminar at Reynolds Advanced Materials in Phoenix. While there, I met a gentleman who has been doing this for 20 years! But he has a very special approach to it. Take a look at his web site for more on that. Be sure to browse his Gallery from the menu!